11.03.2010

A LITTLE UPDATE

It is 1:24 in the afternoon and we are just starting our day here at the Casa De Holbrook. Huck was feeling frisky last night until four, and then at eight the smoke alarm started beeping at me so I had to change the batteries, and then I changed three diapers in under three minutes, and then I had to coax Barney to come out of the shower and back to bed, because strange beeping noises cause Barney to feel horribly insecure about things.

And now I am off to Apple Care to have my MacBook inspected. It's pretty exciting. And now for a picture of my new best friend.


He's pretty rad.

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  1. He is such a precious boy. My favorite side dish is stuffing with gravy on it. That's all I need...

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  2. I made a broccoli side dish last year that included Gruyere cheese. It was awesome.

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  3. He's adorable! look at those cheeks! My favorite side dish are twice baked potatoes- they're so tasty and cheesy. Much better than mashed, in my opinion!!

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  4. Does a pumpkin roll (pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting on the inside) count as a side for you? Because it does for me!

    wee holbs is adorbs, btw

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  5. Your favorite side dish for Thanksgiving this year will be those baby cheeks! Eat 'em up!!!!!

    I'm all for the old school green bean casserole with crunchy onions on the top. I fix myself a modest amount for the meal, then eat the rest straight from the pan while we clean the kitchen. It's a sickness, I tell you.

    That shop is fantastic - look at all those affordable baubles!! Love it!

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  6. He is too cute! My favorite side dish is sweet potatoes. And marinated green beans. And stuffing. I could keep going! It's my favorite holiday!

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  7. I'm a big big fan of sweet potatoes...but only in small quantities because they are dangerous.
    I pronounce jewelerry like the holbs, but only because I'm a foreigner :)
    Baby Huck is ten buckets of adorable.

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  8. Baby Huck is completely adorable! My favorite side dish is sweet potatoes with lots of brown sugary crumbliness on top. Mmmmm!
    Also, thank you so much for introducing me to MDsparks! I am falling in love with all of the jule-ry!

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  9. That baby is very yummy!!! My fav is apple pie. im not a fan of the actual dinner. maybe a little mashed something er other. btw i too have a hubson (what i seem to call my man due to my last name ending in son) who cannot pronounce things right!! like jaguar. he seems to think it is jag WIRE!! why im not sure! or crayon is said crawn. ohh the joys!

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  10. I heart MD Sparks. I've bought a bunch of their stuff from craft fairs they've been at in the past. I wish I could make it to the Bijou Market, but it's all the way in Utah County and I'm all the way in Salt Lake I am NOT braving all that Provo traffic/construction. So Yay for Etsy!

    As a vegetarian, my whole Thanksgiving meal is comprised of side dishes. But that's fine by me! My family does not excel at cooking, but oh boy, my hubby's family does! And we're spending Thanksgiving with them this year! Woo-hoo! I think my favorite side dish is the sweet potatoes. Unless you count pie. Does pie count? Because then that.

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  11. I love that shop. Hooray for being a sell-out!

    Last year I made sweet potato wedges with a balsamic reduction which were out of this world. I still think about them weekly. But, I think if we're saying "absolute favorite of all time" I'd have to stick with stuffing. A little gravy on top, a smidge of cranberries, a sliver of turkey tucked in, scoop it all up with a warm roll, take a bite and then DIE OF ABSOLUTE HAPPINESS.



    I, um, kind of like Thanksgiving.

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  12. pretty!

    i like the appetizer's best: baba ghanouj!

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  13. Mashed. Potatoes. I could eat them every day of my life.

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  14. My favorite is green bean casserole! Yup the one with the crunchy onion things on top! So ready for Thanksgiving just thinking about it. I know it isn't fancy or original but it makes Thanksgiving official.

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  15. i don't have a specific favorite side dish. what i do is pile as much as i can on my plate, then it combines to form Super Side Dish. It's awesome.

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  16. I like the home made rolls. Usually I don't eat much on Thanksgiving though...I'm too tired from cooking for all my company and sick of the food by the time it's made!!! I enjoy it the day after. But really my favorite is pumpkin pie...and why yes, that counts as a side dish, or breakfast, or whatever!!

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  17. Definitely stuffing...with some gravy on top, please ma'am

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  18. He is so adorable! I love some mashed potatoes and gravy! Yum!!

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  19. Favorite dish: I gotta give it to mashed potatoes and gravy. But the mashed potatoes have to have heavy cream added to them and butter. And the gravy has to be from scratch. That's how I roll.

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  20. I like the bee. Why? My husband is also a Brandon. And he is often referred to as "B" or "My Bee". And my baby gets called "bebe" or "daybee." So a bee is completely appropriate.

    And rolls. Fresh, homemade rolls.

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  21. Oh man you got a lot of comments on here so far! Its hard to just pick 1 favorite side dish but my dad makes really really good deviled eggs. Nom nom nom.

    I really hope I win - I have a bird fetish and collect everything bird! Ok maybe thats a stretch but I have lots of bird shirts , some bird shoes, an owl necklace...the stuff on the site is so super cute!

    Ps baby Huck is adorable

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  22. gracious, that is one cute baby. my favorite side dish is obviously stuffing: i could eat a whole plate of it (and sometimes i do).

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  23. He is amazing! I haven't been blog-stalking in weeks-- I was so excited to see your Huck!!!
    Congrats!!! *beams*
    Oh, I like cranberry sauce. :)

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  24. Butternut squash !! Huck is tooooo cute !

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  25. I'm a vegetarian, and Thanksgiving is the only time of year I buy Tofurkey. And I love it. So please pass the Tofurkey! Sweet potatoes are a very close second, but I eat those all year.

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  26. Wow, great stuff over there - thanks for the intro to her Etsy shop!

    I have thee best recipe for sweet potatoes, even if you don't like sweet potatoes (which I never did until about 4 years ago when I got this recipe) you will LOVE these!!!!

    Your baby is soooo precious! Aren't newborns just to die for?

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  27. I really like this sweet potato streudel that my sister started making. It's like a candy/dessert/party in my mouth. Yum!

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  28. Those little birdie earrings on her shop are adorable! I love stuffing too but this is my first thanksgiving as a vegetarian and mom cooks that stuff in the bird so I guess now I like the green bean caserole??

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  29. Oooh pick me, pick me! I love green bean casserole with those greasy french fried onions on the top

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  30. This may not count as a legit side, maybe, but my favorite thing alongside my other things is the gravy. We do two meat entrees - turkey and pork roast. The pork gravy is to die for. Speaking of dying, if I were ever on death row, I'd want that gravy as part of my last meal. That's big love right there.

    As for the juries (that's how I like to say jewelry), I found several fun things I'd like:
    The Pod Earrings in Gold
    Weeping Willow necklace
    Lily of the Valley necklace

    Thanks Nat and Happy Day to you and your Huckleberry!

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  31. Cruel to make me choose. If my mom or myself make them - mashed potatoes for sure. Otherwise stuffing usually tops the list.
    I'm sure you will be having a larger than normal portion of Huckness this year. He is divine.

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  32. Does PUMPKIN PIE count as a "side"? Because if it doesn't, it should!

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  33. i LOVE really, really good mashed potatoes.

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  34. My favorite is a very close tie between cranberry sauce (gelatinous and right out of the can, please!) and stuffing. Mmmmmmmm I can hardly wait!

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  35. my favorite thanksgiving dish is the candied yams :) but honestly, i could eat anything on thanksgiving and as long as i'm surrounded by family it's still my favorite holiday :)

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  36. He is SO darling--so happy for you!

    And I LOVE stuffing...but only the way my dad made it, with apples and sausage. I totally make it year-round, because you can do that when you do your own grocery shopping! ;)

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  37. Sweet potatoes! No, mashed potatoes! Does pumpkin pie count as a side?

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  38. Is it okay if I lump "everything on the table" together as one complete side-dish if I got to 2 thanksgiving dinners? Because that's my favorite.

    p.s. Your dude is CUTE.

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  39. Heeelllloo. I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago and couldn't stop reading - you're such a riot! and the babe is perfect! what a beautiful little addition to your family. so many congratulations!

    as for thanksgiving sides - I think that I'd have to go with this amazing balsamic brussel sprouts dish that my aunt makes. every thanksgiving I wonder how anyone can NOT like brussel sprouts - and then I remember what the taste/smell/look like when you don't cook'em right! also. sweet potatoes. oh my. sweet potatoes. and cranberry jelly right out of the can. I guess I just can't choose a favorite!?!

    xoxox.

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  40. Don't worry... I constantly have to correct my southern gentleman with all his awkward pronunciations.

    And poor Barney! He's always so unsure about himself. But thank goodness Baby Huck makes the world a better place. :)

    PS... I ADORE this jule-ry! (You pronounce it correctly.)

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  41. He is a beautiful baby...Congratulations!! Would love to hear his birth story.

    My favorite side dish is the yummy bread. I am not a carbo eater except for yummy bread hot out of the stove with real butter!!

    cyndi

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  42. My favorite side dish is the dressing. Cornbread dressing like Grandmomma used to make. My mouth is watering already!

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  43. Sweet potato casserole with a brown sugar/pecan topping (none of that marshmallow crap for me). It's SO sweet; it's like another dessert.

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  44. Your babe is a cutie! I think my favorite side dish is the "cherries" and old family joke, my aunt thought that the cut up little smokies sausages in BBQ & Grape jelly were cherries - she still hates that joke...but we all love the "cherries". Any way, I've added you to my permanent list of those I read...sometimes I feel really odd following the lives of those I've never met...but you guys are so cool! :) Anyhoo, keep posting so those of us who follow can do so!

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  45. sweetest baby in the world! and i know a lot of babies at the moment...

    i hope he grows up to appreciate the cranberry sauce as much as i do. or any sauce. i really like sauce. i am starting a sauce movement.

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  46. Dude I'm totally with you. Stuffing is the best! Awesome post as always--even if it is a giveaway post. I repeat what everyone has already said, that baby Huck is so so cute! Oh and the giveaway is pretty rad too.

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  47. 1. please tell me you said 'giveaway' the same way oprah says it :)

    2. my favorite side dish is cranberry sauce!!

    (and yes, i said 'cranberry sauce' the way oprah would say it)

    xo, emily b.

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  48. I want everything from their shop!

    I love mashed potatoes and gravy. cant go wrong there!

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  49. Since I have to choose just one, I choose stuffing. It is delicious! I also love sweet potato casserole, though. :)

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  50. Cutest little guy ever! I love Thanksgiving and since I'm uber preggo, I'm thinking it's my one year to eat until I'm blue in the face without looking back. I mean who is going to shove the pregs lady out of line? (Fingers crossed!)

    I am loving MDsparks jewelry...and the prices! Those fall leaf earrings are divine!

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  51. Geez louise, you reproduce well! That kid is a winner!

    Also, I want to win. I really do.

    Stuffing is kind of the best part of Thanksgiving, really. But I also get a kick out of green bean casserole. And also my mom's homemade rolls. (Sorry, I can't stop at one when speaking of food!)

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  52. Mmmmm, the thought of Thanksgiving just sent my tummy into over drive rumbling with the thought of the delciousness of the day's meal. The moist turkey, the hot potatos with gravy, the soft warm rolls - mmmmm! But, my favorite sides are a toss up - green bean casserole and stuffing (home made of course!). They're both so deliciously yummy!

    And as for the jewelry - the amazonite earrings are such a lovely color, and I love the hippo necklace and the lilly of the valley necklace. And there is an impossible amount to choose from! They'er all lovely!

    Huck is pretty awesome! He's so sweet and adorable :-) There is a teeny sense of jealousy here. Good luck with the Mac tune up!!!

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  53. My goodness, baby Huck is sweet! Loving the pictures.

    My favorite side dish is a toss between mashed potatoes and gravy or stuffing. They are both super yummy.

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  54. I love stuffing as well, but is it okay to say I love LOVE stuffing that comes from the box? Because I do. With raisins. Call me crazy.

    You know what else I love? Jurr-rey. (That's how the kiddos pronounced jewelry at my public high school, back in the day.) I'd be happy to take one of those little gems off MDsparks' hands.

    One last thing: your baby is adorable. Absolutely precious. And, you know, all newborns are not so lucky. Some take time to get cute. Henry?...he's on a roll.

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  55. I'm sooo not into jellied salads, but three years ago I was asked, nay, ordered, to bring one to a Thanksgiving dinner. Cranberry sauce, strawberry jello, cream cheese, nuts. Yum. We've done it every year since. Makes up for mom's lime jello, cottage cheese, and carrots concoction. Ew.

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  56. Oh he's so cute!

    I like this cranberry salad stuff my mil makes:
    Cranberry Fluff
    In a food processor, grind one cleaned bag of cranberries (not the bag of course). Place in a container with 1 1/2 cups crushed pineapple and 1 cup sugar or less. Soak overnight. Add 3 large chopped apples, 2 cups marshmellows, grapes (we didn't b/c they were mushy at the store), and one pint fresh whipped cream. Crushed walnuts or pecans optional.

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  57. Hmmm...I have to go with mashed potatoes and gravy. I'm getting excited just thinking about it!

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  58. I have a few favorite side dishes... Cranberry relish...stuffing with cranberries...apple and butternut squash casserole. Are you sensing a theme here?? MMMmmm...hungry just thinking about it all!

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  59. Hi Nat! Thanks for the tip...I love the designs in the shop. And your Huck looks ADORABLE. It's enough to give a girl babyfever. In regards to Thanksgiving, I live abroad, but I celebrate Thanksgiving religiously. We're talking a 20-person dinner party involving 3 kitchens. Can't wait for this yeeeeeaaar! But yes, my favorite side dish...I love the crescent rolls my Mom made when I was a kid. They were fantastic. Now that I'm older, I can get into a good green-bean casserole as well. But those crescent rolls are still the BEST.

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  60. Hands down...my favorite side dish is....My mom's Candied Yams! Holy Moly YUMMY! Yams cooked in brown sugar with pecans and marshmallows! They are better than the pies I tell ya!

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  61. I just want to tell you how amazing you are. You never skipped a beat. Like the saga of the women of yore who had their babies in the fields where they were working and then strapped the kid on and went back to work.

    Wow.

    As for Thanksgiving, my family's favorite side dish that I make is Chunks of Glass
    Salad. (Google it...) THEY LOVE IT. I would not be allowed at a Thanksgiving Dinner without it, I'm sure. I personally just like it all. ALL I SAY!!

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  62. The necklaces on that shop! Even if I don't win I'm going to bug my husband to buy me something from there, so cute! Favorite side dish...hmmm if having to choose just one I say mac n cheese! Homemade of course!

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  63. My favorite side dish is mashed potatoes. My next favorite is the cranberry sauce. Yummy! I can't wait for Thanksgiving. Your little Huck is beyond adorable!

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  64. my favorite side dish for our early little canadian thanksgiving is mashed yams...or this weird jello salad my mom makes with lime jello, mayo, pecans and pineapple. sounds weird but is delish!

    and if i wasn't a recent first time aunt, i'd say baby huck is the cutest baby ever! but i'm biased now...wait! he's the cutest baby boy ever!

    leah

    flea_spray22(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. He is a totally rad little baby!

    We've already had our Thanksgiving up here in Canada! It's not traditional, but I like having French Fries for a side at Thanksgiving - we usually take the family to Swiss Chalet for dinner instead of cooking.

    Cool Bird necklaces. Hope your Mac is ok!

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  66. I quite enjoy green bean casserole!!

    And also, I quite enjoy your cute little baby :)

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  67. It's the stuffing for me!
    Your son is beautiful!

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  68. Oooh I LOVE my MILs homemade rolls. I would eat just that if she would let me (there is a strict two-roll limit at the dinner table)

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  69. Hmm, stuffing is always a favorite, but I'm going to have to go with my family's recipe for sweet potato casserole. It involves much brown sugar and pecans on top :)

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  70. I love the cranberry sauce. It is my favorite part every year, especially once I learned how easy it is to make from scratch!

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  71. can i just say that i think you are really cool?
    you are flipping hilarious! and your baby is adorable!

    favorite thanksgiving side dish: dang, all of them of course! but if i had to pick a favorite it would probably be my mom's mashed potatoes. or stuffing. or festive cranberry jello (soooo mormon, right?). love it.

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  72. I love me some green bean casserole, aw yeah!

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  73. i love it allllll! i think my fav is candied yams. henry is precious.

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  74. Definitely mashed potatoes and gravy, followed quickly by a couple pieces of pumpkin pie. Yeah, I said a couple :)

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  75. Good Lord have mercy but you have a wonderfully scrumptious baby!!

    I'm not sure it counts as a "side dish" but I pretty much hibernate with a mason jar of my grandmother's homemade Lime Pickles every Thanksgiving. Without those pickles, I am lost. And no, there is not a drop of lime in them so I have absolutely no idea where the name comes from.

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  76. Sweet potatoes! I just discovered them last year and boy are they delicious.

    Also your baby is just gorgeous and I would like to steal him please...please show more pictures! Lots!

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  77. I don't actually care for the Thanksgiving meal at all- lol, give me cold pizza and I'd be thrilled. If I must pick something though, I'd pick the mashed potatoes…

    Aw, little Huck is SO deliciously cute- hey, we could use him for a Thanksgiving side dish. ;)

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  78. My favorite side dish is my super trashy broccoli casserole. I can't give away all my secrets but I'll say that a key ingredient is Velveta and if you are anything like me, you know Velveta makes any casserole better.

    Huck is a doll. I hope you are drinking in each and every one of these moments, he'll be a sassy 4 year old before you know it!

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  79. Tamsin would like to blow a kiss Henry's way! She told me to type that. Even though she's asleep in the other room in her swing and can't yet speak. I just know these things--I'm her mother, after all! Just like I know Camryn is standing on our couch watching "Little Einsteins" (the only way I can check your blog these days) whilst wiping a blue sucker up and down the cushions. Yay.

    Best Thanksgiving food ever? My mother-in-law makes THE BEST whole wheat rolls EVER. I like them fresh out of the oven with a sliver of chilled butter tucked inside. I'm drooling even now. Mmmm.

    I need something pretty these days. How about just picking me?

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  80. I'm a purist I have to say mashed potatoes and gravy. Especially If I made them myself. Not that I'm a food snob or anything but I makes it the way I likes it ya know? Also, I'll take gravy my mother made. Maybe ever hers over mine since mine is an attempts to replicate.
    I've also been trying to replicate my Aunt Jenni's candied yams. I have a ways to go on that one still.

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  81. I'm with the commentor who said Pumpkin Roll....thats the best part of the whole meal.

    I had a newborn at Thanksgiving one year, she will be 23 in a couple of weeks.

    You will have a whole different perspective this year..so much to be thankful for.

    Lucky you!

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  82. My favorite side dish...so hard to choose. You've really got me thinking about stuffing. I think my absolute favorite is corn souffle (or corn pudding, some would call it). Oh man, can't wait for that day.

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  83. Mashed taters and gravy, please. :) I have to limit myself to eating them only once a week, or else I would swim in them.

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  84. My husband has some interesting pronunciations too. I've pointed them out, and he continues. It used to bug me a lot, but then I realized it's just part of what makes him unique.

    On the Thanksgiving food note, I have several side dish favorites: creamed corn, cranberry-apple compote, cheesy potato casserole, pumpkin pie...mmmm! Can't wait!

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  85. pick me! I LOVE mashed potatoes they are the best part.

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  86. I'm British, so no Thanksgiving for me. But when it comes to a roast dinner, I'm torn between the need for stuffing and the need for roast potatoes. And the potatoes have to be roasted to the perfect degree of crispiness to avoid disappointment.

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  87. I'm afraid I have to agree with your Holbshusb in the pronunciation of 'jewelry'. I am English and it is pronounced ju-le-ree over there!! Does he have English roots ;-)

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  88. Huck is adorable.
    The steam punk necklaces are RAD.

    My favorite side is a toss between stuffing and a tasty layered salad my madre makes....now I'm hungry.

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  89. Mmm. Thanksgiving. Homemade rolls with mashed potatoes sandwiched inside.

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  90. Potatoes of any kind please!

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  91. I LOVE cranberry sauce. (and the pictures of your little guy!)

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  92. umm...can you get a cuter baby??? Adorable! I love Green Bean Casserole, but for some reason my in-laws don't think it's a Thanksgiving side dish. ehhh...I make it anyway and eat it all by myself! lol

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  93. There are side dishes? I thought Thanksgiving was just turkey and pie.

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  94. Okay, that shop is adorable. Especially all the bird pieces.

    The baby pictures are adorable too :)


    And my favorite Thanksgiving side has to be the rolls! So delicious. And black olives, which are a family tradition. No holiday is complete without black olives on your fingers.

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  95. such a darling baby! i love sweet potatoes!

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  96. You are right to think stuffing is the best, because it is. Stovetop stuffing all the way, baby! and that Jewelry is HOTSOME!
    lexikaye@gmail.com

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  97. My aunt used to make this incredible cranberry orange walnut bread that we would have on the side. Mmmmmm and then we would warm up the leftovers in the over so they would get all toasty...

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  98. ::smooches all over the screen:: I'm also a veggie, so am allll about the sides! I love good ole green bean casserole the best. But those sweet potatoes (or are they "yams?" I haven't found a convincing explanation of the difference) are an awfully close second.

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  99. I love baby pictures! My favorite side dish is the jellied cranberry sauce straight out of the can. Yum!

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  100. Green. Bean. Casserole. DELISH, I tell you! Ghetto, yes...but delicious nonetheless.

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  101. Favorite Thanksgiving (which was about a month ago in Canada!) side dish: mashed potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese and a little paprika on top--all baked in the oven! So good!

    And your little Holbsbaby is adorable :)

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  102. Stuffing. Absolutely the stuffing. The more the Stove Topy, the better.

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  103. I definitely need some more gold jew-el-ry in my collection (and more tips on how to wear it). My favorite side dish has to be Stove Top stuffing (I know, so bad!). Wait, does pie count as a side dish?

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  104. gorgeous!
    i'm loving the little bird nest necklace, mmm!

    xx

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  105. they are beautiful! A girl can never get enough jewelry:)

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  106. Mashed potatoes are my favorite, BUT you can also never go wrong with cranberry sauce from a can.

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  107. Broccoli salad because it has both mayonnaise AND bacon. How American is that??

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  108. Congratulations! I was truly at the edge of my seat waiting to read your post that he had arrived. What a beautiful boy. Can I say that my favorite side is gravy? I know its not techinally a dish but can you have thanksgiving without it? It goes on everything!

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  109. He is adorable!! My favorite Thanksgiving side dish is the rolls. My Mom always forgets to put them in the oven before we sit down to say grace so we eat them pretty much after we're full from everything else. :)

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  110. My favorite side dish is the cranberry sauce. The gelatinous cranberry sauce that comes complete with it's own can marks. They are perfect for slicing up even-sized portions. I've tried to be a big girl and make some of the "real" stuff, but I keep coming back to the can. It's $.99 of goodness.

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  111. Oh my.....that Henry is a looker!!! :) My favorite side dish at Thanksgiving is Yam and Apple Casserole....but it's not really a casserole necessarily...but there's no other word to describe it. You place sliced yams and green apples in a pan, cover it with this sweet, heavenly glaze, then bake the heck out of until yams and apples are soft. MMMmm, mmmm...good!!

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  112. I am into making yams SOOOO good that even yam haters will eat them like candy. Here's the trick: Think of all of the things that make cookies yummy: butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla... You puree this awesomeness up with the Yams, pour them in a dish, and top it off with a Pecan, butter, flour, brown sugar, and other special ingredients crust. It's heavenly, lick the bowl heavenly. Huck is so adorable, and so are you!

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  113. Thanksgiving is not complete without green bean casserole and rice dressing. To have to pick a favorite is pure D torture. Alas, I cannot.
    I heart your baby, he is so precious!

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  114. My favorite is most definitely sweet potatoes. Personally, I'd prefer to just eat a pan-full of those and skip the turkey, but apparently that's not widely accepted. Also? I found approximately 11 million things I'd like to buy from M.D. Sparks. So charming!

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  115. Hi from one Nat to another!

    First things first, my favorite "side dish"...ROLLS! Yes, I am officially making them a side dish.

    Second, babies are delightful...I have twin boys who are almost 7 months and hold on to your skirt, sister, because once babies are mobile, well, the wild madnness begins!

    Last...I REALLY want the Sparrow Nest Necklace with Blue Swarovski Pearls and Sterling Silver, because with the addition of my two new boys, I have three boys total, all of whom are rad!

    Natalie D.

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  116. Your little one is just TOO CUTE! My favorite side has to be cranberry sauce. I know it is hardly a side, but it is the one thing I would miss most if it wasn't there with my turkey. Love it!

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  117. That shop is great! I now feel an extreme need for a hedgehog necklace. My favorite side is mashed potatoes and gravy. I know it's not an exclusively Thanksgiving dish, but man. That is good stuff.

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  118. Love, love, love the jew-uhl-ree, especially the silver pod earrings. Oh, but you want my favorite dish...dressing - not stuffing -- but good ole cornbread dressing.

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  119. The necklaces are so pretty! I love the sweet potatoes with melted marshmallows, the more mallows the better!

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  120. First of all, congratulations on finally being able to hold scrumptious little Huck in your arms. Now the food. This is a very difficult choice, but other than the stuffing it may have to be purple cabbage with apples or sweet potatoes with orange and ginger.

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  121. Always could use a good bee pendant.

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  122. Huck does look pretty awesome if I do say so myself . . . and I do!

    And it is incredibly hard to pick a favorite Thanksgiving dish. It is my favorite holiday and I love it all oh so much. If I had to choose I suppose I would say the banana pudding. I am a dessert kind of girl.

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  123. Does pie count as a side dish? I don't think I've ever met a pie I didn't like :)

    Huck is so adorable! How do you even find time to do anything with that little snuggle bunny around!

    btw I love the angel wing necklace

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  125. Stuffing is my favorite side dish too! Now that I'm gluten intolerant, we've had to completely re-adjust our entire menu, but my mom is incredible and has made our Thanksgiving just as good as a "normal" one. She has mastered the gluten free stuffing and of course the gravy that I must have drizzled or drenched over the top...of everything! Can it be Thanksgiving yet??!?!?

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  126. So my favorite side dish is a broccoli cheese casserole that my Aunt Karen taught me to make. It has crispy pepridge farm stuffing mix on the top. I just love it. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday...it's all about family and food and no worries about money and gifts :)

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  127. Favorite side dish? Frankie Carman's face, no question.

    Love you, beauty. Missing you in Idaho. xoxo

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  128. I like the "I'm a little....."

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  129. Havent found a favorite food yet.
    Henry the H is adorable.
    You used my name in this post.
    I should win the Sparrow Necklace in Antique Brass with Jade.

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  130. My goodness, I had to scroll a long time to get to the comment box today. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that pic of Huck. A.DOR.A.BLE!

    My favorite side is really a cheater, I think, but it's those Brown-N-Serve rolls that come in a plastic bag. I know, pathetic.

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  131. Well first of all I am in loooove with the cloud necklace on the website!
    Secondly, I know I don't have much chance of winning since I am in Canada and all but happy American Turkey day to you!
    As we celebrate Thaksgiving in October, I can happily and easily recall the yummy side dishes.
    Not really a dish, but my fave would have to cranberry sauce.It is soooo good on turkey and on stuffing and heck on mashed potatoes...the tart and the sweetness--yum!!
    Congrats again on little Huck!!
    Annie M.

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  132. french silk pie. a dessert more than a side but always present and always eaten first.

    also, love the cloud necklace. i especially love that the chain is on the sides instead of at the top.

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  133. Congratulations on the sweetest baby!

    I love the jewelry and would be thrilled with any of them.

    My favorite dish on Thanksgiving is sweet potato casserole. With marshmallow, toasted nuts and brown sugar. Yum.

    My favorite dish to make, though, is homemade cranberry sauce. The color is stunning and it's so fun to hear them popping. I always swear I'll have a dress made from that color one day...

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  134. Your baby is rad! I want one :-)
    Favorite Thanksgiving side dish... my mother's stuffing... which I will try to replicate here in B.F.E. France

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  135. Huck is a stunner!

    We don't do Thanksgiving in the Netherlands but my favourite (festive) food is mashed/roast potatoes with lashings of gravy.

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  136. Such a gorgeous babe!

    I like green bean cassarole =)

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  137. mac & cheese! I heart the birdie necklace!!

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  138. i love my granny's corn! simmered in whole milk and bacon grease and topped with crumbled bacon!!! yea for southern cooking! Little Huck is a doll :) congrats!

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  139. He is just the cutest, sweetest thing!!!! I so wish I could just nibble his cheeks...just a little bit. =)

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  140. I'm in LOOOOOOVE with the Etsy shop! Thanks for introducing me! I could do some MAJOR damage there! = )

    Favorite side dish? I don't like to discriminate against side dishes. I love them equally (especially the Thanksgiving kind of side-dishes!)If I absolutely HAD to choose, it would be between twice-baked potatoes (my Grannie's are the BEST) and broccoli and cheese casserole. Easy on the rice...heavy on the cheese.

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  141. my favorite side dish is pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream. so much so that you can't even see the pie anymore. and dessert counts as pie because i hate waiting to finish my dinner before dessert, so i sneak bites of pie between turkey mouthfulss (:

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  142. so much cute stuff!!!!

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. Because I totally eat it as a side dish. Or a meal. YUMMY!

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  143. Love the silver bird one!

    My Mom's homemade jalepeno macaroni and cheese (I sort of had to choose one because I love eating...).

    SOO GOOD! Mouth is watering just thinking of Thanksgiving....

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  144. I'm a sucker for stuffing.

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  145. I hope I'm not too late!!! and thanksgiving wouldnt be the same without my dads home made cresent rolls. :)

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  146. Stuffing, definitely! mmmm... :)

    Your little guy is SO cute! I'm so happy for you guys, Nat.

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